Events and Activities
July 29, 2007
George Street Bike Challenge for Major
Main and George streets
2007 PHOTOS at cyclingpix.net
See how fast you can pedal up George Street, a two-block quad-buster that was a training ground for 1899 world champion Major Taylor. It's one rider at a time against the clock in this steep uphill time trial in downtown Worcester presented by Barney's Bicycle and the Seven Hills Wheelmen. The distance is 500 feet, and the average grade is 18 percent. The contest is open to riders age 12 and up. Helmets are required. Entry fee is $15. Proceeds benefit the Major Taylor Association, Inc. The event is sponsored by Puma and other Friends of Major Taylor.
Bike raffle: A Giant OCR3 road bike from Barney's Bicycle was raffled off, along with other cool prizes. Click here to see the list of prizes and winners.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Lynne
or 508-831-0301, or call Peter Howard at Barney's, 508-799-BIKE.
Where is George Street? Click here for a map.
How steep is George Street? Click here for a profile.
In the news:
Downhiller is uphill king Telegram & Gazette
Major effort Telegram & Gazette (PDF)
George Street still a big challenge Telegram & Gazette
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